Commercial truck accidents are among the most devastating crashes that occur on American roads. Due to their sheer size and weight, tractor-trailers are dangerous whether they are empty or full and can change a victim’s life forever.
If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in an accident with a commercial truck in the Atlanta or Marietta areas of Georgia, please contact the Law Offices of Humberto Izquierdo, Jr., PC today by completing the form on this page or calling 770-888-8901 to schedule a free consultation with an experienced attorney.
Causes of Truck Accidents
Most professional truck operators are excellent drivers. Many of them participate in continuing driver education throughout their careers, because they understand their increased obligations to safety when driving an 18-wheeler along busy streets and highways.
Unfortunately, for a number of reasons, semi truck crashes still occur every day throughout the country. Some common causes of truck accidents include:
- Dangerous or defective roads
- Insufficient driver training
- Inadequate truck maintenance
- Excessive speed
- Mechanical failure or defective truck parts
- Unsecured cargo
- Overloaded cargo
- Unrealistic schedules
- Truck driver fatigue
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
Even though some wrecks can be caused by inclement weather conditions, carelessness is often the root cause of a collision. It’s important to hire an experienced attorney who has the knowledge, resources and ability to trace the source of the accident to its true cause, and identify the responsible party.
Common Injuries in a Tractor-Trailer Crash
Even when you are obeying traffic laws, as the driver of a smaller vehicle, you are vulnerable to serious physical harm if you get into an accident with a large tractor-trailer. These devastating collisions can lead to severe physical injuries such as:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Back and neck injuries
- Brain injury
Fatal Truck Accidents
With the sheer severity of tractor-trailer accident injuries, many of these crashes tragically end in death. We understand that no amount of compensation can make up for the harm caused by a fatal accident. However, damages from a wrongful death claim can provide you with the resources you need to begin rebuilding your life. These damages can include:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Your loved one’s medical bills
- Loss of companionship
- Lost future wages and benefits
- Lost prospect of inheritance
Georgia law allows certain members of the deceased’s family to seek compensation for the “full value of life” of their loved one. Another claim may be filed with your loved one’s estate to provide for end-of-life expenses and pain and suffering.
Under Georgia law, the following individuals may qualify for compensation:
- The spouse of the deceased
- The children of the deceased
- The parents of the deceased
- The executor of the deceased’s estate
Our attorneys understand how emotionally difficult these cases can be, and will help you navigate this complex area of law with compassion and dignity.
How We Help You
The experienced attorneys at the Law Offices of Humberto Izquierdo, Jr., PC understand the complexities of truck accident cases and will fight for the justice and compensation you deserve. Our legal team will launch a thorough investigation into your case and determine what caused the wreck. We will meticulously examine:
- The scene of the accident
- Eyewitness testimony
- Post-crash reports by police and other authorities
- The driver’s history
Throughout the duration of your case, we will examine every avenue for maximizing your compensation for:
- Medical costs
- Loss of income
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
Contact Us Today
If you’ve been injured in a collision with a commercial truck or 18-wheeler, please call the Law Offices of Humberto Izquierdo, Jr., PC today at 770-888-8901 to schedule a free consultation with a skilled truck accident lawyer. We proudly welcome clients from Atlanta and Marietta, Georgia. Our bilingual staff is ready to help ensure our Spanish-speaking clients receive the justice they deserve.